Blue hair is already one of 2019’s biggest hair colour trends

Beth | 09 January 2019
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Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner are the latest stars jumping on the blue hair trend. 

From Lady Gaga’s Cinderella moment at the Golden Globes to Kylie Jenner’s icy blue transformation, blue hair is everywhere at the moment. And we have to admit, we’re kind of enamoured with the trend.

Blue hair isn’t a new thing, in fact, with everyone from Katy Perry to Keke Palmer rocking a spectrum of blue highlights, there’s certainly no shortage of A-list inspiration. Loving the trend but not sure you’re committed enough to take the plunge? If you’re still umming and ahhing over whether a blue hair colour is right for you, discover 19 of our favourite celeb-approved styles, below.



19 blue hair colour ideas that’ll make you want to try the trend



 

Blue hair: Lady Gaga at the 2019 Golden Globes with blue hair in a Cinderella princess bun, wearing a strapless blue gown and a diamond necklace
Gaga exuded Cinderella vibes at this year’s Golden Globes. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Lady Gaga’s Cinderella look

Lady Gaga was the star of the 76th annual Golden Globes, stepping out onto the red carpet with stunning pastel blue hair. The hue really popped against her bright white platinum strands underneath and the Disney-worthy updo only added to the princess factor.

Blue hair: Kylie Jenner with blue hair, wearing a cream puffer jacket, grey jogging bottoms and white trainers
Kylie saw in the New Year with an icy blue tint. Credit: Instagram.com/kyliejenner

2. Kylie Jenner’s icy blue

Kylie Jenner saw in 2019 in style with a brand new icy blue hue to mark the occasion.

This isn’t the first time she’s rocked a blue hair colour (you can scroll down to see another of our favourite true blue looks from the youngest member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan!). And it looks so good on her that we doubt it’ll be the last! Credit: @kyliejenner

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Editor’s tips: Have we managed to convince you to try out a blue hair colour? If so, it’s worth investing in a colour protect hair care duo, such as the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner. They’ll help to maintain your hue’s vibrancy between dye jobs, while also leaving it feeling healthy and soft.

Blue hair: Katy Perry with a sleek blue bob, wearing pink
Katy Perry works a blue bob like no other! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Katy Perry’s Smurfette bob

Katy Perry may be rocking a pixie cut these days, but who could ever forget the time she rocked a Smurfette-inspired blue hair colour? This pristine asymmetric bob contrasted with the bright, fun hue and added an extra burst of colour to her candy pink ensemble.

Blue hair: Clean Bandit singer Grace Chatto with long grey blue straight hair at the 2017 Brit Awards
Grace Chatto looks incredible with her grey blue hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Grace Chatto’s Rapunzel locks

Are you a natural blonde looking to try out blue hair? Follow in the footsteps of Clean Bandit‘s Grace Chatto and ask your stylist for an cool, silver-toned blue.

Not only will it compliment fair features, but it won’t require nearly as much upkeep as bolder hues as it begins to fade.

Blue hair: Actress Busy Philipps with blonde to blue dip dyed hair in boxer braids
Pimp out your pigtails! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Busy Philipps’ blue braids

Thought pigtails were a style best left in the playground? Well, think again! Dawson’s Creek star Busy Philipps unveiled ombre double plaits on the red carpet and all we can think is why didn’t we do this sooner?!

With Glasto just around the corner, you can bet we’ll be recreating this schoolgirl style in our tents for the festival!

Blue hair: Demi Lovato with blue hair in an updo
Sweeping bangs have never looked so stylish. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Demi Lovato’s sweeping bangs

Wondering how Demi Lovato manages to make dark blue hair look so effortless? The secret lies in her sweeping bangs, as feathered fringes are a great way to balance out bolder styles and add a feminine edge.

Blue hair: Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall with long brunette to blue ombre hair in a braided half-up half-down
Ombre is always a good idea. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Jade Thirlwall’s ombre

Little Mix-er Jade Thirlwall’s pretty ombre look combines a variety of blue and green tones which compliment her trademark dark locks perfectly.

Blue hair: Singer Jordin Sparks with dark brown hair and hidden blue highlights
We’re loving Jordin’s subtle take on the blue hair colour trend. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

8. Jordin Sparks’ peekaboo highlights

Want to give blue hair a go, but need to find a look that’s work-appropriate? Jordin Sparks’ jet black hair and peekaboo electric blue highlights can easily be concealed for your 9-5, so your boss will be none the wiser!

Blue hair: Singer Kesha with curly pastel blue hair clipped into a half-updo
Ke$ha looks pretty as a picture with this pastel sky blue hue. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

9. Ke$ha’s pastel half-up half-down

On the hunt for a girly take on blue hair? Ke$ha’s pastel blue shade and cascading waves make for a Princess-worthy style that gets 2 thumbs up from us at All Things Hair HQ!

Blue hair: Keke Palmer with straight denim blue hair with a fringe, wearing a black shiny off the shoulder top and denim jeans
Match your hair to your jeans like Keke Palmer! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

10. Keke Palmer’s denim lob

Our love for denim reached an all-time high earlier this year when the denim hair trend took off. Luckily, it seems this dark blue hair palette is only set to get bigger, with stars like Keke Palmer affirming their fashion credentials on the red carpet.

Blue hair: Model Sky Ferreira with multi tonal blue hair
Sky Ferreira just made all of our mermaid hair dreams a reality! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

11. Sky Ferreira’s 2-tone hair colour

If you’re hoping to really turn heads with your style, look no further than Sky Ferreira’s colourful dual-tone creation. Combining lighter aqua shades with deeper indigo blue highlights, prepare to be the source of some pretty major hair envy among your friends!

Blue hair: Singer Halsey with a turquoise coloured pixie cut, wearing a choker
Halsey can do no wrong when it comes to her hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

12. Halsey’s ocean pixie

A-list stars like Cara Delevingne and Zoë Kravitz have taken the plunge this year by opting for a pixie cut. But what could be better than a regular pixie cut? Erm, an ocean blue-inspired pixie cut of dreams, of course!

We’re totally obsessed with Halsey‘s under-the-sea blue hair colour and it works wonderfully against her porcelain complexion.

Blue hair: Selena Gomez with dark hair and electric blue peekaboo highlights, wearing a white top
Add a punk edge with streaks of colour like Selena. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

13. Selena Gomez’ pops of colour

If you’re tempted to try out a pop of colour, yet don’t feel ready for full-on hue, you might want to take a leaf out Selena Gomez’ book. When she added cool purple and blue highlights to her brunette locks, we were all in awe of the extra touch of brightness it added to her dark locks.

And the best part of all, those highlights were added in using extensions, giving her a great temporary hair makeover – totally genius, right?

Blue hair: Model DJ and TV presenter Lilah Parsons with brunette hair with blue dip dye and a fringe, wearing a black bowler hat
Lilah Parsons proving that dip-dye looks just as fab as ever! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

14. Lilah Parsons’ dip-dyed ends

Want to give your style a seasonal update without doing anything too drastic? British model and TV presenter Lilah Parsons shook up her long brunette hair and bardot bangs by adding in a muted blue hair colour to her ends. And doesn’t she look fab?!

Blue hair: American singer Steph Lecor with blue hair and a shaved undercut with a gold hair accessory
Amp up the drama with an undercut detail. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

15. Steph Lecor’s undercut

If you think these blue hair colour ideas are all a bit tame, and are after something more ‘out there’, we’ve got just the thing.

American singer Steph Lecor paired her periwrinkle blue ‘do with an edgy shaved undercut! The result? A daring look that’s both striking and stylish.

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Editor’s tip: If you like straightening your coloured hair then the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray is a styling must. This multi-tasker not only protects your strands from heat damage but is also formulated with keratin and marula oil for extra smoothness and shine. 

 

Blue hair: Rita Ora with golden blonde to blue ombre hair in a wavy high Madonna style ponytail
We’re digging Rita’s arctic-inspired braided pony. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

16. Rita Ora’s majestic braided ponytail

Braids? Check! Blue hair? Check! Rita Ora‘s ticking off multiple trends in one with this gorgeous braided ponytail and we’re utterly obsessed.

Blue hair: Nicole Richie with dyed blue hair in a sleek wet-look combover updo
Who said blue hair can’t look sleek? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

17. Nicole Richie’s sleek side parting

Now who said that blue hair can’t look smart? Nicole Richie’s dark blue hair is one of our favourite looks, as it shows just how easily coloured hair can be transformed from something fun and playful, to a style that’s polished and preppy.

Blue hair: Lily Allen with a navy coloured bob with a choppy fringe
Coordinate your hair and beauty look this season a la Lily Allen. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

18. Lily Allen’s navy bob

Consider yourself a bit of a beauty junkie? Why not take your make-up look to the next level by matching your eyeliner to your hair, like Lily Allen? You’ll be a true blue beauty queen in no time!

Blue hair: Kylie Jenner with pastel blue curly hair with dark roots, wearing a nude co-ord
If there’s a hair trend out there, you can bet Kylie Jenner’s already tried it! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

19. Kylie Jenner’s mint mane

She may be the youngest out of her sisters but Kylie’s mane game has always been seriously strong! This minty-blue hue had us swooning and we love how the intentional grown-out roots add a toughness to this pastel style.